HC Deb 27 January 1913 vol 47 c990
84. Sir J. D REES

asked whether Governors of Colonies are, like other Colonial officials, debarred from accepting directorships in companies carrying on business in the Colonies in which they served until the expiry of three years after their retirement; and, if so, whose consent Governors themselves are to obtain prior to accepting such posts if, as is under stood, they are subject to the same disability?


Retired Colonial Governors will be treated in the same manner as other retired Colonial officials in regard to the acceptance of directorships of companies operating in Colonies in which they have served. A retired Governor who desires to obtain permission to accept a directorship of such a company will have to obtain the written consent of the Secretary of State, who will previously consult the Governor for the time being of the Colony in which the company operates.